Youth Culture Index

by King Kong Ding Dong

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Jample 03:51
Here We Rest 02:17
Hot Train 05:33
Evil 06:21
Crisis Cycle 03:27


After an extended period of dormancy, King Kong Ding Dong returns with their first full- length album, Youth Culture Index, recorded in various bedrooms, basements, and other amorphous dwellings over a lazy year and a half period of musical Indian summer progeny. This collection of eleven tracks incorporates pieces built around samples, guitar tunings, and field reverberations. The music within relies more on pulsing percussion and sonic textures than on lyrical content.

Using samplers, de-tuned guitars found in the trash, and stand-up drumming with random melodic percussion, Philadelphia based group King Kong Ding Dong make tribal, dreamy/nightmarish music with hints of pop. The music incorporates drone experimentation, whammy bar tone bending, and 4- track sound manipulation. The group shares members with A Sunny Day in Glasgow, but does not share the same sound, instrumentation, nor set musical concept.

These are the perfect summer jams and the CD-r release has already been made "Record of the Week" over at Aquarius Records and praised by a bunch of influential online blogs. This is Rock music reduced to it’s core: euphoric, charming, effortlessly smart, unstrained, willingly unhip, and unambitious in the most positive sense, summoning echoes of Drag City-era early Pavement or a heroin-less juvenescent Royal Trux with MDMA replacing the Opiate infusions, combined with the DIY aesthetics of several Not Not Fun and Woodsist related bands.


released May 10, 2010


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